Siphon Draw Trail

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Siphon Draw Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.7 miles 3110 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Contact the Park: (480) 982-4485 Lost Dutchman SP 6109 N. Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ 85219

Involves a lot of hiking and rock climbing. I'm not in the best of shape, so I was hurting for days after. The way down is very scary. I had to sit on my butt and slide for a long time. Beautiful view.

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14 days ago

Scary and more climbing than hiking definitely beautiful at the top and a huge sense of accomplishment!

hiking
14 days ago

This trail is definitely not for the weak-minded! If you're looking for an adventure & to be challenged then this is the trail! Make sure to bring plenty of water & wear hiking shoes...gym shoes are not going to cut it! In addition, bring an extra shirt because you will mostly be drenched in sweat by the time you reach the summit. Airplane point of view from the top!

hiking
14 days ago

Don't let the climb up the base to Siphon Draw fool you- though it's not rocky or filled with steep drop-offs, the start of the climb is what can leave a lot of people out of breath the most. Once you are past this though, the rest of the climb is pretty moderate. Actually climbing through Siphon Draw if you are planning on going to Flatiron is a little more difficult. It becomes very steep, and more of a rock climb than a hike at some points. I went with a group where quite a few stayed back at Siphon Draw, while the rest of us went up to Flatiron. Both are fantastic hikes and climbs and would definitely recommend for those looking for a great and challenging day hike! Not that heavily trafficked but lots of friendly people along the way! May be difficult for some pets as well.

hiking
15 days ago

Quite the challenge when the clouds settle in on the mountain and pour rain that hides the trail sending you scrambling. Wear Gloves...and take it one step at a time on the way down.

hiking
17 days ago

backpacking
28 days ago

Great hike! I spent the night on top of flat iron, highly recommended!! Hike safe!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Unlike the other great Phoenix area hikes... unique terrain once you start gaining elevation. Started earlier this week on a 43deg morning, very few people just after sunrise. Flat Iron was hidden by the cloud deck. Great insights from the Park Ranger about the trail and options once you reach the "top".
Will be doing this one again, great workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Start early, bring water, be ready to work your legs off, and prepare yourself for the breathtaking view! Well worth the trek.

hiking
1 month ago

Great leg workout with beautiful views

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2 months ago

this was a fun hike. I wasn't expecting so much climbing and in parts the trail wasn't too well marked. but the view at the top is worth it! I had one woman tell me, "you will feel like you can't keep going, but keep going because you're almost there!" and she was totally right! start early in the day.

hiking
2 months ago

This is now my favorite hike in the valley. I love the Superstitions but have always hiked the Gold Canyon side. We started before dawn and there was hardly anyone out that early. Most people were just heading up as we were about halfway down. The trail was marked by white dots but above the basin at times we missed them, getting a little off course, but really as long as you're heading up you can't really get lost. Be careful of the scree on the upper half of the basin making it easy to slide when coming down. Above the basin it gets challenging at times as you have to climb over boulders. The view at the top is phenomenal and totally worth the climb. It took us about 5 hours to do with a break at the top to enjoy the views. It was also a really clean trail, no litter or graffiti.

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